Previously at the ICA - Films
23 Nov 2007 – 20 Dec 2007
Brave, thoughtful documentary. **** - Time Out
Powerful, sad and very worrying. **** - The Independent
Arthouse horror has rarely been scarier. - The Village Voice
Funny, sad and horrifying in about equal measure. **** - Empire
Incredibly powerful, provocative and incendiary. - Bizarre
A riveting glimpse of America's Evangelical little-league. - Dazed and Confused
A powerful and absorbing documentary from filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (who made 2005's brilliant film about inner-city children's lives, The Boys of Baraka).
Oscar-nominated Jesus Camp delves into the goings-on at the Kids on Fire evangelical camp in North Dakota, where children spend their summer playing Christian combat games, speaking in tongues and weeping with ecstasy as they confirm their love for Jesus. The camp's founder explains her mission to encourage the kids to 'take back America for Christ', and while there are opposing views on screen the film never takes sides, making the experience even more fascinating and disturbing.
An ICA Films Release
Jesus Camp, dir Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, US 2006, 87 mins